D. K. Chowta

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Darbe Krishnananda Chowta is an Indian businessman, writer, artist and theatre personality. He is a former general secretary of the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath [1][2]

Personal life[edit]

Chowta was born in an ethnic Bunt family[3] in Manjeshwar, Kerala. He has two children, Sandeep Chowta (a musician) and Prajna Chowta (an ethnographer).[3]


After completing his postgraduate studies in economics from Bombay University, Chowta went abroad and worked for 25 years in Ghana, Nigeria and London (England) in various positions. He returned to Bangalore and involved himself in industry, exports, country clubs and various businesses, which resulted in the establishment of companies such as M/S Power Gear Ltd., M/S P.C. Exports and Sun Valley Club. M/S P.C. Exports has been awarded by the Exports Promotion Council five times. Along with his business activities, he was involved in all types of social services. Under his presidency, the Bunts Sangha Bangalore held a World Bunts Convention in 1995.

Among Chowta's literary works, Kariyavajjerena Kathekkulu and Plilipathigadasu, a drama, received awards from the Karnataka Government's Tulu Sahithya Academy.[4] His other works include Pattu Pajjelu, Darmettimaye, Uri Ushnada Maye and Mittabailu Yamunakka.[1] He has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Mangalore University.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Special Correspondent (29 April 2011). "Honorary doctorate for Bannanje, D.K. Chowta, Ajai Kumar Singh". The Hindu. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Anuradha Vellat (Jan 29, 2014). "A coffee book table on art". Deccan Herald (Bangalore). Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Savitha Karthik, (October 28). "May we have the trumpets please". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 3 January 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ Staff Correspondent (19 March 2011). "Chowta, Shantharam get Tulu academy awards". The Hindu. Retrieved 3 January 2012.